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Christopher Allen
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Attended Belmont University
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Racism is nothing new in the US. Orange is the new white.
Eight years ago I was in Rome on a guided tour of the city. Our group was divided into two groups, one English-speaking and one Spanish/German-speaking. Because the Spanish/German-speaking group was quite small, I chose to go...
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Looking back at 2016.
It's been a busy year. Sometimes I kind of feel like the tower in that picture to the right, drowing in stuff to do. This is one reason you haven't seen much from me here at I Must Be Off! apart from the wildly successful ann...
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Congratulations to our Pushcart nominees! Two last week, two more this week, and watch for the last two next Tuesday!
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A little taste of Bordeaux
It's not really fair to a city like Bordeaux--to approach it with such dogged ignorance. But this is the way I travel: without preconceptions, without study. I just go. I must be off, so they say. The short answer to why I do...
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Some great tips from Graham Mercer!
Graham Mercer was born and brought up south Lancashire, England. He spent nine years in the Royal Navy before becoming an elementary teacher. Mercer lived and taught for 34 years in Tanzania, East Africa where he met his Paki...
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Paola Fornari on great travel writing.
Travel writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as...
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Racism and Immigration in the USA
Eight years ago I was in Rome on a guided tour of the city. Our group was divided into two groups, one English-speaking and one Spanish/German-speaking. Because the Spanish/German-speaking group was quite small, I chose to go with that one. This is how I wo...
Eight years ago I was in Rome on a guided tour of the city. Our group was divided into two groups, one English-speaking and one Spanish/German-speaking. Because the Spanish/German-speaking group was quite small, I chose to go...
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I Must Look Back--Looking Back at 2016
It's been a busy year. Sometimes I kind of feel like the tower in that picture to the right, drowing in stuff to do. This is one reason you haven't seen much from me here at I Must Be Off! apart from the wildly successful annual travel writing competition. ...
It's been a busy year. Sometimes I kind of feel like the tower in that picture to the right, drowing in stuff to do. This is one reason you haven't seen much from me here at I Must Be Off! apart from the wildly successful ann...
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The Lost Story of the William & Mary: An Inter-Review with Gill Hoffs
A ship is
impaled on a rock in a sea swarming with sharks 1200 miles from home. Worse
yet, the almost 200 passengers on board the William & Mary have been abandoned
by a cowardly captain. Nearly 200 European emigrants, each with their personal
stories, figh...
A ship is impaled on a rock in a sea swarming with sharks 1200 miles from home. Worse yet, the almost 200 passengers on board the William & Mary have been abandoned by a cowardly captain. Nearly 200 European emigrants, each w...
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Walking and Cycling Bordeaux
It's not really fair to a city like Bordeaux--to approach it with such dogged ignorance. But this is the way I travel: without preconceptions, without study. I just go. I must be off, so they say. The short answer to why I don't do (much) research before I ...
It's not really fair to a city like Bordeaux--to approach it with such dogged ignorance. But this is the way I travel: without preconceptions, without study. I just go. I must be off, so they say. The short answer to why I do...
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An Interview with Graham Mercer, winner of the 2016 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition
Graham Mercer was born and brought
up south Lancashire, England. He spent nine years in the Royal Navy before becoming an elementary
teacher. Mercer lived and taught for 34 years in Tanzania, East Africa where he met his
Pakistani wife, Anjum. Now they live...
Graham Mercer was born and brought up south Lancashire, England. He spent nine years in the Royal Navy before becoming an elementary teacher. Mercer lived and taught for 34 years in Tanzania, East Africa where he met his Paki...
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An Interview with the 2016 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition Judge, Paola Fornari
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writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She
has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half
languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as an expatriate sine patria . In ...
Travel writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as...
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Writer, editor, teacher, lover of cheap, dark eyewear
Introduction
Hi, sweet reader. My blog I Must Be Off! is the expat, gluten-free photo-literary travel(b)logue of me, Christopher Allen. It's a visual journey. I hope you'll stop by and comment. You can also find links to my writing there.

If you're looking specifically for posts about my book Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire), I hope you'll pop by Oh Mighty Gayru! and read what people are saying about my gay baby.

And finally, I hope you're having an excellent day.
Education
  • Belmont University
    Music Business
  • Middle Tennessee State University
    English
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    Teacher, Editor, Writer, present
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Nashville - Munich - London - Los Angeles
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